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Voices of Civil Rights Project collection

Repository: Library of Congress. American Folklife Center

Collection Description (CRHP): AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress sponsored the Voices of Civil Rights project. Oral history videos and sound recordings were collected from August to October 2004 during a 70-day Voices of Civil Rights Bus Tour. The collection also includes letters and short memoirs concerning the civil rights movement.
The project also produced the book, "My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience" (Sterling, 2004), a volume of personal narratives collected by author Juan Williams with commentary by David Halberstam and Marian Wright Edelman. In 2005, the History Channel aired a documentary with video clips. The project includes approximately 1550 interviews and 1600 manuscripts.

Access Copy Note: The collection is currently being processed.

Collection URL: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/civilrights/cr-exhibit.html

Date(s): 2003-2006

Existing IDs: AFC 2005/015

Extent: 303 audiocassettes; 282 videocassettes ; 1606 manuscripts.

Finding Aid URL: http://lccn.loc.gov/2012655454

Language: English

Interviewees: Juan Andrade, William Baxley, Gerald Beale, Grace Boggs, Ruben Bonilla, Heather Booth, St. Clair Bourne, Raglawni Branch, Annye Braxton, Susan Brownmiller, John Carlos, L. Clifford Davis, Jim Dickinson, David Dinkins, Juanita Doty, J. Epps, John Fife, Karl Fleming, Clarence Fountain, Barney Frank, Isabel Garcia, Clarence Gields, Carolyn Goodman, Curtis Graves, Percy Green, J. A. Gutierrez, Lucy Durr Hackney, Rosario Halpern, Suzan Harjo, Joe Hernandez, Nancy Hite, Endesha Holland, Rachelle Horowitz, Vernon Jarrett, B. B. King, Ron Kirk, Yuri Kochiyama, Stewart Kwoh, Samuel B. Kyles, Moon Landrieu, James Lawson, Sammy Lee, Mike Lout, Diane McWhorter, Quentin Mease, Deborah Meier, Sputnik Monroe, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Tawanda Murray, Charles Oldham, Alvin Poussaint, Carleton Pride, Vernon Reid, Eugene Rivers, Constancia Dinky, Romilly, Billy Rowles, Norman Seay, Barbara Shores, Helen Shores, Jerome Smith, Toyin Spellman, Michelle Steger, Goodloe Sutton, Carol Swann-Daniels, Rich Tafel, Larry Thompson, Charles Tisdale, Alice Tisdale, Erin Uyeshima, Richard West, Diane Wilson, Eddie Wilson, Jeff Wurnow, Joyce Yamamato, William Zabel, Antona Ebo, Hilario Romero, Ricardo Guzman, Alida Montiel, Gil Martinez, Elfriede Bennett, Bessie Lee Sherrod, Thimothy Ahrens, Effie Jones-Bowers, Curtis Sykes, Chizuko Ohira, Ted Ohira, Ashanti Hamilton, Eleanor Young, Doris Evans-Russell, Guy Russell, Jack Alexander, Gwendolyn Crimm, Theresa Joiner, William Potter, Leola Brown Montgomery, Walter Cates, Hazel Whitney, Michael Yellowbird, Mary Mays, William Minner, Leroy Homes, Jr., Anna Herron, Rutha Harris, Nathaniel Briggs, Octavia Briggs, James Jacksons, Willie Lovelace

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights
Civil rights demonstrations
Civil rights movements--Southern States
Civil rights workers
Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966
Discrimination in employment
Discrimination in the military
Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963
Gay rights
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Race discrimination
Race relations
School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock
School integration--Virginia
Segregation in education
Segregation in transportation
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education--Trials, litigation, etc.

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Videorecordings

 

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